Registered Chit funds and scams

Registered Chit Funds Vs Fraudulent investment Schemes

Fraudulent investment schemes where investors are lured into parking their funds with promises of high returns are not unusual in India. Some of the biggest include the Sahara and the Saradha chit fund fraud, which have duped investors of more than INR 66,895 crore(between them). But the problem is when these schemes are dubbed as Chit Funds. People consider Chit funds, Nidhi Company, CIS, Ponzi schemes as eggs from the same basket and believe these terms can be used interchangeably. Well, before we proceed further, let us clear that that these are not similar at all. They differ in their object, nature of the business and other things that follow. We will list a few features of each to clear these differences.

What is Nidhi Company?

Section 406 of the Companies Act 2013 mentions that Nidhi Company is a type of Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) created

Chit Funds and Tax

Chit Fund Tax Benefits 

The purpose of any investment is to generate a return. However, without proper homework, without understanding taxation, optimal returns are not possible. This blog deals with taxation and chit fund tax benefits. Here’s our take on the various tax scenarios for investments in chit funds in general. 2 different kinds of people are  involved – you, the subscriber and the foreman. Both have different sources of income. Read on further to know more about how chit funds and tax benefits go hand in hand.

Taxation on the amount received by the subscribers

Let us explain through an example. If you are contributing Rs. 80,000 during the tenure and getting Rs. 90,000 from the chit Fund after the completion of the tenure, your income from the chit would be Rs. 10,000 only. The same would be your income for the purpose of Income Tax, taxable in the category ‘Other sources’. If your contr

Story of IBG eChits

Want to know the story of IBG eCHits?

A new monk has entered the market place whose identity is unknown to the public. He has successfully got some of the best Chit Fund companies onto one platform and is famously touted as the best online market place for Chit Funds. These are the minutes of the first public interview he has given- M: Who are you? IBG eChits : Hello everyone, my name is IBG eChits. I am a one stop solution to check all the available options in the Chit Fund Market. I am a neutral market place for promoting Chit Funds of Registered Chit Fund companies. Chit Fund is a very unique financial instrument helping all customer segments over several decades. By participating in a Chit Fund which is registered a

Why Join a Chit Fund

Want to join a Chit Fund?

1)      What is the "Chit Fund Funda"? 

Chit Funds are small groups which collect money pooled in monthly by members. Each month one member (winner member) gets to take the pooled in money. Reverse auction mechanism determines the winning member. It is the Jacques Kallis(an exemplary all-rounder) of financial instruments, Chit funds are a personal loan and a recurring savings tool both rolled into one.

2)   Is Chit Funds a new concept? 

Not really. Though Chit funds haven’t been around since the Adam and Eve age, the scheme/instrument has been around for a while.  Chit funds have been existing in India since before the word "bank" was coined. Villages, used it for the collection/ma

Demonetization and Chit funds

Demonetization and Chit Funds

Lot has been spoken, written, interpreted and forecasted on Currency Demonetization already. I was waiting on something to be written for Chit funds as well. I am going to attend one of the diamond jubliee celebrations of a chit fund association in Tamilnadu, where there will be veterans, academicians, politicians who will be talking about the impact, and how the registered Chit fund industry is gearing it up to take it further. Here are my 2 cents as to how demonetization will impact this industry. 

While all of us love to earn money and spend it on our needs, growth and luxuries, we tend to move away from understanding some of the basic principles of money. Talking about Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, or savers (employees) who are trying to grow their funds, everyone wants th

How do Chit Funds work?

How do Chit Funds Work?

Many articles and blogs / posts have been written across the .com but we would like to state it in our way here too. We at IBG eChits believe that Chit Fund is one very traditional but a unique financial instrument which acts like a group borrowing / savings platform, which allows you to borrow money while you started to save every month in the same group. This opportunity of raising money from the group works out to be very cheap compared to going for a borrowing upfront from other instruments out there in the market. No other financial instrument has this kind of advantage. This is the only instrument which combines both savings and borrowing capabilities which is not heavy on your pocket. If the subscribers can choose a good company and invest safely and stick to the rules of Chit Fund companies strictly, this can be a very wonderful financial tool. IBG eChits is one place where you will be able to get tha

Keywords in Chit Funds and their meaning

Important terms in Chit Funds

After listening from customers who are asking about Chit Funds, we realized that about 80-90% of the customers are new to the concept. Hence this is an honest attempt to put forward all the terms that are used in general.   So, please feel free to comment and let us know if you need anything in specific and we will be more than happy to assist you. Here are some of the keywords which are generally used in the Chit Fund industry.
  1. Chit Value:Chit Value is the amount of Chit that you are subscribing to.
  2. Chit Duration :Number of months during which the Chit will be operated. It is always equal to the number of Subscribers.
  3. Subscriber :

IBG eChits Smart Chit Manager

IBG eChits : What we do

IBG eChits is a neutral market place for promoting Chit Funds of Registered Chit Fund companies. Chit Fund is a very unique financial instrument helping all customer segments over several decades. By participating in a Chit Funds which is registered as per the Central Act and Governed by the State rules, the subscribers get a Safe, Better and Tax deferred dividends. IBG eChits is re-imagining this traditional financial instrument using technology. We plan to bring different insights helping the subscribers, agents and foreman alike. You as a subscriber, who can be a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise owner or a regular saver now and a potential borrower tomorrow, can choose a Chit which suits your capital needs / f